First Aid in the Outdoors
This course validated by the Scottish Qualification Authority is designed to meet the needs of the outdoor education industry. The course meets all of the National Governing Body requirements for ML, MIA, MIC, SPA etc, and is the appropriate course for outdoors adventure instructors. The instruction assumes you have to consider the safety and welfare of a group of individuals, and that there may be a significant delay in the arrival of emergency services to a remote location. This is reflected and reinforced in all practical scenarios.
This course is delivered by Lancashire First Aid
The course includes:
- Incident Management
- Care of the unconscious casualty
- Assessment of the casualty
- Cardio-pulmonary resuscitation – Adult/child – Drowning
- Choking and asphyxia
- Control of bleeding – external/internal
- Management of head injury
- Management of fractures
- Management of spinal injury
- Common casualty incidents and illnesses
- First Aid in a hostile, remote environment
- Heat and cold – hypothermia
- Casualty monitoring
- Management of the casualty site
There is no formal practical examination as the instructors operate a continuous assessment throughout the day, but there is still a short MCQ test paper
The certificate awarded is valid for 3 years.
This is a practical course and time will be spent outdoors. Please bring waterproofs, warm clothing and boots/wellies.
26th – 27th January
16th – 17th March
18th – 19th May
Cost: £120 – This includs Registration fee, certificate fee and a comprehensive ITC First Aid handbook.
Please note that courses need a min number of 4 candidates to run.
Venue: Anderton Centre, New Road, Nr Chorley PR6 9HG